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My New Truck

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by mtdman, Aug 3, 2004.

  1. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,899

    I guess if you only mow grass, dont haul clippings, do no mulching, no landscaping and don't plant 3+inch cal trees, then yes a 150 will suffice. I know the first new full sized truck I purchased was an '88 f-150 5 speed (still going strong w/ 122Kmi) was nice, but I realized w/in 2 months I should have gone w the 250 HD 4X4. Good luck - I wish you as many good years w/ your truck as I've had w/ mine!
  2. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,139

    That describes me exactly.

  3. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,139

    The sticker says 15-19 mpg. I'm not sure, yet. I haven't really measured it, letting it break in.

  4. Tscape

    Tscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,370

    Nice Tom. Do I see professional lettering in your future? I can recommend a guy who did mine for like $125 (included designing my logo).
  5. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,139

    Nah, I'm going to stick to my magnetic signs. Although I need new ones. When I get a committed business vehicle, I'll get the vehicle lettered.

  6. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Messages: 1,878

    Wow, I do ALL of those things with a half ton truck, and always have. Try 6" 16' clevelands, one at a time of course, pallets of stone, sod, filled with mulch, pulling a trailer with over 3 tons loaded on it. Maybe I should cut back to only cutting grass?
  7. Stark_Enterprises

    Stark_Enterprises LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

  8. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Messages: 2,702

    Yeah, you sprang a tranny leak with the Ford at 150k. The dodge you'd be picking your tranny from the middle of the road at about 10k:p

    Nice wheels, Tom. But for me, I don't see me ever getting a half ton again. I'm still have 97 F150, but all towing and most other stuff is done with the 1 ton dump now.

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